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Events 29 May 2019

VivaTech 2019: Carfit wins the Edenred pitch contest

On May 16, 2019, Edenred held an innovation challenge on professional mobility at VivaTech, the prestigious rendezvous for entrepreneurs and leaders in the technologies field. And the winner is… Carfit !

In 2019, Edenred renewed its participation in VivaTech, one of the most outstanding innovation events in Europe gathering global companies, startups, business and thought leaders, investors, academics, students and media. 

Being a key player in the field of professional mobility, the Group wishes to leverage new capabilities to propose efficient and disruptive solutions for the working world. This is why the Group’s participation took this year again the form of a pitch contest, an open innovation challenge aimed at startups, which was set as follows:

  • Edenred launched an online call for projects on one of its key problematics: “How can we provide employees with a fluid travel experience all along their workday?”
  • Startups submitted their applications via the VivaTech website 
  • The Edenred jury selected 7 finalists who got the chance to pitch their solutions onstage, in 4 minutes each, during VivaTech.

At the end of the pitch session, the winner was designated by the jury, composed of Philippe Dufour, Executive VP, Alternative investments; Elie du Pré de Saint Maur, Executive VP, Marketing and Strategy; Antoine Dumurgier, CEO, Fleet & Mobility solutions; and Anne-Sophie Sibout, VP, Communications.



The winner, the start-up Carfit, specialized in predictive car maintenance, earned a prize of €5,000 and the opportunity to collaborate with Edenred to develop its business.

Congratulations to Carfit on an amazing pitch and concept! 


Edenred is a leading digital platform for services and payments and the everyday companion for people at work, connecting more than 52 million users and 2 million partner merchants in 45 countries via close to 1 million corporate clients.

Edenred offers specific-purpose payment solutions for food (such as meal benefits), incentives (such as gift cards, employee engagement platforms), mobility (such as multi-energy, maintenance, toll, parking and commuter solutions) and corporate payments (such as virtual cards). 

True to the Group’s purpose, “Enrich connections. For good.”, these solutions enhance users’ well-being and purchasing power. They improve companies’ attractiveness and efficiency, and vitalize the employment market and the local economy. They also foster access to healthier food, more environmentally friendly products and softer mobility.

Edenred’s 10,000 employees are committed to making the world of work a connected ecosystem that is safer, more efficient and more responsible every day. 
In 2022, thanks to its global technology assets, the Group managed some €38 billion in business volume, primarily carried out via mobile applications, online platforms and cards.

Edenred is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and included in the following indices: CAC 40 ESG, CAC Next 20, CAC Large 60, Euronext 100, FTSE4Good and MSCI Europe.

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